Well, I've been weight training for about 8 years now. Last year I decided to train for a marathon. After the 10 mile mark I had to stop lifting until the training was over due tothe intensity needed for long distance. Now Afterwards I want to get back into weight conditioning shape. Thanks to all that running, I have a gut. I was more muscular at the time, and I guess the muscle started breaking down into fat after I wasn't able to lift for awhile.
Here's my thing, I'm 5'10 and 188 pounds. My ideal weight is around 185, so now I just want to cut down. I have muscle, but my body fat percentage is higher so I'm just "puffier." my problem is, I studied forever on how to bulk, and now I hear tns of conflicting advice. There are some that say to do the "Stronglifsts 5x5" and I'll lean down. Then there are some that say to do HIIT training and higher reps only. It's not that I'm a novice, I just didn't realize all the conflicting info out there. I was good at bulking, now I just want to stop.
PS, When I "bulked" I stated at 155 about 3 years ago. I gained 10 ibs per year.
Hope this makes sense, any suggestions would be appreciated.